Raising Awareness

Improving inclusivity and equality within theatre, for the benefit of neurologically diverse, and/or physically disadvantaged minority groups, by educating neurologically typical member of society about the large scope of hidden disabilities and minority groups.

ACT RIGHT disclaimer: At this stage in thoughtful theatre's development we focus our education on 4 hidden disabilities. This is just a small handful of the hidden disabilities we want to accommodate so follow our journey as we continue to expand. The disabilities you will read about for now are Autism, Deaf/Deafened/Hard of hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired and Anxiety Disorder 

Hidden Disability Fact Sheets

Out of 100 people asked in survey*, 97% know someone with a disability. Thats 97% of people who know someone this movement would benefit.

 *Survey carried out with a wide target audience.

200 babies are born, per week in the UK, with a learning disability.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet 

1 in 10 People in the UK are on the Autistic Spectrum

Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing Fact Sheet

466 million people in the world have disabling hearing loss

Blind or partially sighted Fact Sheet

285 million people in the world are visually impaired and 39 million are blind*

*Estimated figures published by the World Health Organisation

Anxiety Disorder Fact Sheet 

In average, 1 in 10 people will experience disabling anxiety disorder at least once in their lifetime

ASD Analogy Explained

Autistic Spectrum Disorder is best understood using the following analogy

 

Existing Services and Strategies

Captioning, Audio Description, Touch Tours, Relaxed Performances and the Sunflower Lanyard scheme

Captioning 

Audio Described & Touch Tours

Relaxed Performances

Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Key Facts

Facts discovered from a 100 person survey

12% of people don't know the difference between a learning disability and a learning difficulty.

25% of people thought there is double the number of people in the UK with a learning disability then there actually are.

Over half of people were happy to accept there is no official record of how many people in the world have disabling hearing loss, and only 17% guessed 466 million correctly. 

37% people thought that 1 in 30, in the UK have Autism as opposed to the correct statistic, 1 in 10. 

Over half of people guessed correctly that there are 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, but, over a quarter guessed only 220,000.

ACT RIGHT: thoughtful theatre. Founded 2020. Last Update 04.20

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